On October 19th 2012, Apple rolled out the newest software update for Apple devices. This update was a tremendous upgrade to previous features and it added newer specs to the operating system. The iPhone 5 specs were just released to the public the week before, so this update is another big breakthrough from Apple.
What did the iOS 6 update feature exactly? There were over 200 new features actually. This includes new photo settings, Facebook integration, Siri updates and more! All iPhones received this update, although the iPhone 4S is the only phone on the market that received all of these features. Either way this upgrade is beneficial to all iPhone users. It can actually save them money!
These are some amazing ways the new iOS 6 upgrade will assist your tight budget:
Put Off Buying the New iPhone 5
With all these new and advanced features, you can actually hold off on purchasing the iPhone 5. For one, it will eventually go down in price. For two, you can purchase it when you are due for a phone upgrade.
The new iPhone 5 has very similar features to the 4S. Although its physical features will be different, the operating systems will be the same. The iPhone 5 even requires you to purchase new accessories since the charging plug is different. That’s actually one of the biggest complaints with the new iPhone 5.
The older iPhone systems never came with a GPS system that was useful. Before this update, users were only given a poor quality map and instructions you needed to keep following closely. This was not helpful for drivers, and they needed a passenger to read the instructions in order to be a safe driver.
The new update uses Apple Maps and provides users with turn-by-turn navigation. If you have the iPhone 4S, Siri will talk you through it. Later iPhone models still get navigation without the sound. The GPS will give you a birds-eye view of your location, and even provides Yelp reviews to tourists. This is a great upgrade for the phone, and it’s free!
The iPhone already has an amazing camera, but the newest upgrade allows anyone with an iPhone 4S or higher to take panoramic images. Before users had to purchase an app, or find a free one that was good quality. Worst case scenario, users would have to buy a separate camera to take the panoramic images. The new feature now allows users take a panoramic image with the swipe of their finger. It’s that easy!